Christian Blogging is not only popular but it is also a profession. Blogs as a medium are a valuable resource to receive spiritual edification, news, popular commentary on current events through a Christian lens, and insight to finding valuable resources (books, music, et al.) at discounted prices. Blogs essentially are a wonderful learning environment accessed at a reader’s leisure.
Yet, many Christians are not aware of this valuable resource. Not only this but they are not familiar with who to follow on platforms such as Twitter or to subscribe to via e-mail or their RSS Reader like Feedly.The purpose of this series is to identify and interview exceptional Christian Bloggers in order to introduce people to their blogging ministry. I hope you enjoy this series. We will continue it throughout the summer, so please stay tuned. You’re going to meet some markedly gifted people who have a passion to share God’s truth and God’s gospel through this unique digital platform.
Obviously, for this series to be successful I need your help. Please share with others about this series. I’m just preaching to the choir if regular blog readers catch on to this series. Tell your friends about this series by word of mouth. Help them create a twitter account or have a feedly RSS reader account. And yes! Retweet. Like. Subscribe. Share. Help others discover this digital treasure trove of bloggers who serve the Church via this medium.
These interviews will post each Thursday during the coming weeks. We’ve already got an excellent lineup of bloggers who are participating in the series. Below is the current schedule, which we will be updating as the queue of bloggers develops.
Discovering Christian Bloggers Interview Schedule:
May 9 – Aaron Armstrong
May 16 – Trevin Wax
May 23 – Stephen Altrogge
May 30 – Mike Leake
June 6 – Gloria Furman
Today’s Featured Blogger:
Trevin Wax is Managing Editor of The Gospel Project, a small group curriculum developed by LifeWay Christian Resources. A former missionary and pastor, Wax is a popular blogger (Kingdom People) and a contributor to Christianity Today and other publications. His most recent books are “Counterfeit Gospels” (Moody, 2011) and “Holy Subversion” (Crossway, 2010). Look for Clear Winter Nights (a theology in story) releasing this fall (Multnomah, 2013).
1. What is your website/blog url? What would you describe as being the profile of your blog? What Christian niche do you best serve?
Gospel-centered, mission-driven evangelical insights for church leaders
2. How did your blogging ministry begin?
I started blogging in seminary, just writing daily on a number of topics I found interesting. It started out as a hobby. A couple years later, I was challenged to make it more of a ministry, so I shifted my mindset to serving the people reading my blog every day.
3. What is the most meaningful post that you have written and why?
I’m not sure I can point to one post in particular that is meaningful to me. There are too many, and the variety of the posts is so strong. I think the post I wrote after my grandfather died is one that means a lot to me personally. It’s an attempt to grieve in a distinctly Christian manner. http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2012/01/31/tears-and-laughter/
4. What is the most popular post that you have written? Why do you think it gained such extensive readership?
How I Wish the Homosexuality Debate Would Go. http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2011/10/18/how-i-wish-the-homosexuality-debate-would-go/
There are lots of Christians who are unsatisfied with how the debate over homosexuality is going in society – both with how the discussion is framed and how we seem unable to respond graciously and yet with truth and conviction. This was an attempt to do that – stay tethered to the Bible, bring the discussion back to the gospel and repentance, and yet show grace to those who struggle. Needless to say, it resonated with people.
5. What has been your inspiration to write? Why have you been inspired to write?